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Project Protein seeking livestock donations

Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge starts pilot project

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The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge has a new pilot project designed to help food bank clients.

Project Protein is seeking donations of cattle and pigs from local farmers and feedlot operators so the animals can be processed into ground meat for food bank clients. Donors transport their animals to a participating abattoir, and receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the ground product.

The program is accepting livestock donations (beef or pork), financial contributions and sponsorships, and has received funding for one year from the provincial Community Initiatives Program.

For more information, contact Project Protein co-ordinator Thressa Bens at 403-320-8779.

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